Daddy Matty's BBQ 1st Annual Smoke-Off Competition

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Daddy Matty’s BBQ held their 1st Annual Smoke-off Competition on April 27, 2019. It was an excellent day, filled with skilled competitors, talented judges, great tunes and a hungry community of BBQ fans!

These were the event details:

3 Meat Smoke-off Competition. See if you can beat Daddy Matty. To be judged at the end. Winner receives trophy, bragging rights, and free t-shirt. Daddy Matty’s BBQ will provide ribs and chicken. Third meat entry is competitor’s choice (Bring your own - quantity will be specified). Use Daddy Matty’s smokers, or bring your own.

The event is open to the public to come watch, eat, and play cornhole. BYOB. Wristbands will be sold at the door for $25 for adults, $5 for kids (12 and under) for BBQ buffet, from lunch until dinner., 11:30am - 8 pm. Extra plates with samples from the competition will be given out when donations are made to the Food Pantry. The event benefits the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.

10:30 am - Light up the smokers
5:30 pm - Cooking finished
6:00 pm - Judging
6:30 pm - Sampling

Congratulations to all the competitors - best chicken went to Sherif Fahmy, best ribs to Craig Russ, best chef's choice entry to Matt James aka Daddy Matty, and best overall, and recipient of the coveted 1st annual smoke-off trophy, to Matt Gann. Special thanks to Hatchet Jack for providing the rockin' entertainment, and to our awesome judges Rich Peluso Elite Homes Group, Chris Brinkofski, Nick Mangold, Dave Drovandi, and Carolyn Lake! And of course to the Daddy Matty's team for all of their efforts.

Finally we especially want to thank all of those who came out to support the event, cheer on the competitors, and to raise money for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County. See you next year for round 2! Some great shots (thanks Suji Donnelly Photography) from the day.

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Daddy Matty's BBQ has it going on!


So what exactly is going on at Daddy Matty's? Events, that we like to call- special. We needed a bigger kitchen for our catering and takeout prep, and when we set our eyes on 6 Elmer in Madison, we pretty much knew it was the place. We hang out in the kitchen, and generally have a pretty good, and sometimes hilarious- really! - time. But Daddy Matty's BBQ was started out of our passion for feeding our neighbors and togetherness. We make food, you hang out with us and eat it, it's a party. So we wanted to somehow bring that festive atmosphere we loved from the backyard party, to our new space. Lightbulb ... use it for themed events. Or let you use it for your own special events. We even brainstormed some ideas – graduation parties, showers, business or team building outings, test kitchen tasting parties, sports team dinners, game day or March Madness parties, family celebrations, communion or baptism celebrations - _________ fill in the blank with your own great idea and give us a call!


So we hosted a guys night. And guys came. And ate a lot of bbq. It was great. Next the ladies, with some help from our friend Amrish at Main St Wine Cellars, had a wine tasting ladies night out. Awesome too. This month we have Guys and Ladies Nights back by popular demand. And with two Paint and Sip parties under our belts, we're going for it again this month, with an adult paint and sip, and a parent kid one. Colorado Margarita night is back this month too, and we've been told that you will still be full the next morning. It's a busy schedule, and that's the way we like it. 


So what's next at Daddy Matty's? You tell us.  Contact us if you'd like to have your event here- we cook for you if you want us to, we set up, bring whatever you want, we clean up- you just have fun. Or join us for one of our Daddy Matty's hosted special events. Have a good idea for an event you'd like us to host? Let us know. Our slogan, or philosophy really, is EVERYBODY EATS. Come keep us company, have some fun, and eat some bbq. It's good stuff. Our sauce bottle says- Neighbor tested and approved. We stand behind that marketing line- and we want you to test and approve for us too- ok? Hope to see you at 6 Elmer soon!


Your friends,
The Daddy Matty's Crew